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APIC 




KEYNOTER 



NEWS OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL ITEMS COLLECTORS 



VOLUME XII, Number 4 



ISSUED FOUR TIMES YEARLY 



WINTER 1975 



1111 

CONSERVATIVE PARTY (NY) 
(Nixon and Agnew) 
(366,753) 




THE 

PRESIDENTIAL 
CANDIDATES 
OF 
1972 




REPUBLICAN PARTY 
(Nixon and Agnew) 

47,167,327 

(520) 




DEMOCRATIC PARTY LIBERAL PARTY (NY) 



(MOGovern & Shriver) (MoGovern & Shriver) 
29,170,774 (180,825) 
(17) 



Mflf PV 

ruiaioi 



DINT NCE-PRESIDEHT 



AMERICAN PARTY 
(Schmitz & Anderson) 
1,107,083 








SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY 
(Jenness & Pulley) 
(Reed & DeBerry) 
95,066 

GUSHALL 



DEMOCRATIC PARTY 
(Mel Govern & Eagleton) 
Veep withdrew 





«>>> 




PEOPLE * S PARTY SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY 
(Spock & Hobson) (Fisher and Gunderson) 
78,889 53,815 



fofVice-Presatert 

COMMUNIST PARTY 
(Hall and Tyner) 
25,621 



PROHIBITION PARTY 
(Munn and Uncapher) 
13,497 



AMERICA FIRST PARTY 
(Mahalchik and Homer) 
1,743 




*n'72 
VOTE 
THE 



LIBERTARIAN PARTY 
(Hospere & Nathan) 
3,697 
(1) 



UNIVERSAL PARTY 
(Green and Fry) 

220 



INDEPENDENT PARTY 
(Ed Wallace A Robert Mess) 
460 



fAPIC KEYNOTER® ISSUED BY THE AMERICA!! POLITICAL ITEMS COLLECTORS WINTER 19^3 | 

STAFF : Editor, U. I. Chick Harris, 6223 Mardel Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63109. 

Assoc. Editor, Jon D. Curtis, 1141 Stevens Street, DePere, Wisconsin 54115. 

FEATURES ; THE EIECTIOI OF 1972, by our Associate Editor, Jon D. Curtis. 

ANSWERING POSERS IRKING COLLECTORS, Web Haven, 324 Montioello Dr. N., Syracuse, NY 13205. 
API COMMENTARY, Donald B. Coney, 66 Golf Street, Newington, Connecticut 06111. 
APIC CHAPTER NEWS, Dave Castaldi, 430 Susan Lane, Deerfield, Illinois 60015. 
GOVERNOR CANDIDATES- CALIFORNIA, Marian Ford, 12045 Viewcrest, Studio City, Calif 91604. 
WILL ROGERS FOR PRESIDENT, Jane Ford Adams, 4131 Marlborough, San Diego, Calif 92105. 
VICE-PRESIDENT VIGNETTES, Murray & Bea Harris, 4953 Cartwright, N. Hollywood, CA 91601. 
THE OTHER FORD FOR VEEP BOON, by your Editor, Chick Harris. 

APIC OFFICE RS : 

PRESIDENT . Larry L. Krug, 505 S. Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park, Illinois 60181. 

VICE PRESIDENTS : Regional, Webster Haven, 324 Monticello Dr. N. , Syracuse, N. Y. 13205. 

Region #2, David J. Freint, 1200 Fairmount PI., Ft. Lee, N. J. 07024, 
Region #3, Joseph M. Jacobs, 201 N. Wells St., Chicago, Illinois 60606. 
Region #4, Mrs. Pearl Alper stein, 12125 W. 20th Av. , Lake wood, CO 80215. 
Region jt5, Douglas Fouquet, 1540 Forest Way, Del Mar, California 90214. 
Region #6, William R. Wells, 311 W. 18th St., Tifton, Georgia 31794. 
SECRETARY- TREASURER . Dunald B. Coney, 66 Golf Street, Newington, Connecticut 06111. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS : 

Joseph G. Brown, Milwaukee, Wise; James Dyer, D anbury. Conn; John C. Gibson, Sr., Warren, Ohio; 
Edwin E. Puis, Birmingham, Michigan; Edward Potter, Soarsdale, New York;. 

John F. Rookett, MD, Memphi s , Term; Mrs. Lois Rathbone, Denver, Colo; 
Jerry D. Roe, Lansing, Mich; Ronald W. Smith, Sacramento, Cal. 

APIC PAST-PRESIDEN TS: 

Joseph W. Fuld, 1945-60 U. I. Chick Harris, 1960-64 Ferdinand W. 0* Brian, 1964-66 
Robert Sterling, 1966-68 Wayne 0. LaPoe, 1968-70 Gene F. McQrecvy, 1970-72 



THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES OF 1972 - COMMENTS ON ITEMS PICTURED ON COVER. 



All of the buttons pictured are shown actual site except the following! the Nixon and Agnew, 
the McGovern and Shriver, and the Hall and Tyner whioh are all three inch celluloid pinbaoks. 
The McGovern and Eagleton and theSohmits and Anderson are similar but three and a half inoh. 

HOBBY PROTECTION LAW #95-167, BECOMES LAW OF THE LAND 

On Thursday, November 29, 1973 President Nixon signed the bill whioh so many of you helped 
move through the Congress, with your letters and telegrams to your lawmakers. See addition- 
al information and the complete bill on another page of this issue 



APIC MEMBERS ASKED TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH LOCAL BICENTENNIAL ACTIVITIE S. 

In many areas of the country the plans for local Bicentennial activities have been slow in 
getting underway. I want to urge each of you to personally oontact your state and looal 
commissions, offering your services. Offering your collection for display would be a good 
promotion effort for the APIC and would give prestige to you in your own area. If there is 

no looal commission, perhaps you can help organise one Any suggestions regarding 

a speoial bicentennial project would be appreciated. Our president, Larry Krug, has urged 
us to attempt a projeot of some magna tude. Perhaps a written projeot, audio-visual, or the 
purchase of some significant political shrine, building, or artifact to be put on display, 

could be undertaken. Please let me have your ideas on what we can do I know of 

no other group that has as much to offer to the 1976 Bicentennial celebration. Let us make 
maximum use of our collections and ideas. 

John F. Rookett, MD - Chairman Bicentennial Comm. 



(THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE KEYNOTER WILL FEATURE THE GREENBACK A PEOPLES PARTY - WHAT DO YOU HAVE? 



Qua, 

AfeMcuje 

Larry L. Krug, #714. 

The Hobby Protection Act... a proposed revision of the APIC Code of Ethics... 
incorporation of APIC... plans for the upcoming San Diego convention. .. it is hard to 
find a place to start in the currently busy days of APIC. 

In the concluding weeks of November, while Washington continued to make daily 
news of significance in a myriad of sweeping headlines, somehow, someway, the Senate 
found time to pass S.1880 in it's original form and layed it on the President's desk 
for his signature. And on Thursday night, November 29, over the signature of Richard 
M. Nixon, the Hobby Protection Act became a law. I'm proud of APIC's role in making 
the Hobby Protection Act become public law, #93-167. Although several organizations 
also supported the bill and actively promoted it, none can claim the credit due the 
APIC in making the Hobby Protection Act become a reality. I firmly believe that if it 
wasn't for the strong leadership taken by the APIC Legislative Committee, and the 
ground swell of support and initiative picked up by the membership in contacting their 
congressional leaders, the Hobby Protection Act would not be. I want to thank Chairman 
Robert Fratkin of the Legislative Committee for his continuous efforts on the Washington 
scene in pushing H.R.5777 and S.1880. And I know Bob joins me in thanking the hundreds 
of APIC members who wrote and called their Representatives and Senators in support of 
the bills. With the Hobby Protection Act, APIC has taken another step forward in pro- 
moting member protection and safeguarding our hobby. In the days ahead, I plan to work 
with the APIC Legislative Committee and the Legal Advisory Council in establishing a 
national network of professionals from the field of law, selected from our membership, 
to help us make the new law a working tool of the organization. The APIC will file 
injunctions against any party that appears to be in violation of the Act, and there- 
fore detrimental to the members of our organization. 

I'm pleased that the news of the passage of Hobby Protection Act can be carried 
simultaneously with the call for membership approval of a proposed revision of the APIC 
Code of Ethics. Please take time to read the revision and compare it with the exis- 
ting code as printed in the 1973 Member Roster. This revision, too, is for increased 
member protection and covers many of the problem areas that currently exist in the hobby. 
With passage of the new code, the APIC will have the necessary tools of enforcement to 
cope with the problems that are concerns to all of us, old and new members alike. The 
revision has resulted in a strong code. And you have the pledge of this administration 
that the new code will be enforced. If for any reason a member feels he cannot live 
within the limitations of the new code, this is dues renewal time... an excellent time 
to get out. 

Although a new APIC Code of Ethics would help greatly in policing the hobby inter- 
nally, the conduct of non-APIC members in our field of collecting, can still plague the 
hobby. Key concern in this group is the actual button manufacturer. Only the collec- 
tive efforts of the entire APIC membership working together can combat the proliferation 
of campaign button manufacture in 1976. This is one of the last hurdles — the largest 
hurdle and the toughest hurdle — in APIC's race to regain for the hobby the dignity and 




APIC KEYNOTER - Page 3 - WINTER 1973 



significance that rightly accompanies a hobby such as ours, built on historic principle 
devoted to the preservation of political Americana. We have two years before the next 
presidential campaign. With several long time projects coming to completion, the ener- 
gies of APIC will now, to a large extent, be turned to this final hurdle. The sugges- 
tions and support of the membership are welcomed and needed. 

Lynn B. Griffith, Chairman of the APIC Legal Advisory Council, has prepared the 
application for Incorporation of the APIC, in the State of Ohio, and has agreed to 
serve as statutory agent for the Corporation. On behalf of the membership, I would 
like to thank Judge Griffith for the considerable time he has spent on our behalf. A 
ballot has been provided for your vote and your affirmative action will be appreciated. 

Although the 1974 APIC Convention Co-Chairmen have an article in another section 
of this KEYNOTER, I too, want to stress the need to make early attendance plans and to 
return the enclosed card indicating plans for attending. As you will note, there are 
area liason committee members spread geographically throughout the country. Please 
feel free to contact your nearest committeeman if you have questions. Chairmen Fouquet, 
Machander, and McGee are lining up a program that promises to make this one of the best 
APIC conventions ever held -- one you cannot afford to miss. 

The call for proposals to host the 1976 National APIC Convention, as announced in 
the Autumn KEYNOTER, has resulted in no proposals from Area #1 being submitted at dead- 
ine time. Therefore, the Executive Board will determine the site of the convention at 
their next meeting as called for in the Constitution. Any chapter or group of APIC 
members anywhere in the country desiring to host the 1976 convention are urged to contact 
the President within the next few weeks so that their interest might be shared with the 
Executive Board in making their decision. 

I'm happy to see several APIC chapters appointing committees and becoming active 
in their local planning for the bicentennial. Either as a group, or individually, all 
APIC members are encouraged to work with their local bicentennial committees in promo- 
ting our particular area of American history. If you have already become involved, or 
plan to do so, please drop a line to Dr. Jack Rockett, chairman of the APIC Bicentennial 
Committee and let him know what you are doing. 

As 1973 draws to a close and we look toward a new year, the Krug family wishes all 
APIC members and their families a good holiday season and a healthy, abundant 1974. 



APIC PLANS TO INCORPORATE 

The incorporation of the American Political Items Collectors will be completed 
before the end of the year. The Articles of Incorporation are being filed in the 
State of Ohio setting out the same purposes as the organization has provided for in 
its constitution and the three incorporators have provided a code of regulations iden- 
tical to the constitution of the American Political Items Collectors, save and except 
the name Directors is changed to Trustees to conform to Ohio law. 

The same Trustees to be elected to serve as officers of the corporation, as served 
the club. This will provide limited liability to the officers and directors and pro- 
vide additional opportunities for a more businesslike processing of the organization's 
affairs. This action has been approved by the APIC Executive Board and a ballot for 
your vote has been included with this issue of the KEYNOTER. Voting deadline is 
January 20, 1974. 

Lynn B. Griffith, Jr., Chairman 
APIC Legal Advisory Council 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 4 - WINTER 1973 



1974 APIC CONVENTION NEWS AND SURVEY 



Enclosed with this KEYNOTER are two important items related to APIC's 1974 
National Convention in San Diego, August 15-17 — a color brochure from the Hotel 
del Coronado (the convention site), and an attendance survey card for all APIC 
members . 



Your convention committee needs this preliminary attendance information in order 
to assure holding the proper number of hotel rooms for APIC members, since August hotel 
space in California is limited, if not reserved well in advance. Moreover, with the 
"energy crisis" much in the news today, advance planning becomes even more important. 
Those responding now will receive first space preference, but you are not bound by 
this reservation, if it later should prove impossible for you to attend. The antici- 
pated APIC convention room rates are $20 single/ $25 double. We'll great ly appreciate 
your returning the survey card to us by January 20 . 

The Committee is already at work planning a number of special events to make this 
convention a memorable one. We are exploring the possibility of group or charter air 
rates with several airlines, as well as special bus tours in the San Diego area for 
members and families. More information will be coming in future KEYNOTERS and through 
your local APIC chapters. 

A major convention feature will be a large exhibit area. If you have an in-depth 
display of some specialty of Political Americana which you would like to exhibit, you 
are urged to contact Jim Weling, 857 E. Mountain St., Glendale California 91207. 

Finally, we have established an Advance Committee to provide a direct liaison to 
APIC members in all parts of the country on advance information concerning the Conven- 
tion. If you have questions, you may wish to contact one of the following members of 
this Committee: 



Connecticut 
Boston 
Metro N.Y. 
Up State N.Y. 
Mid-Atlantic 
Ohio 

Nation's Capital 

Florida 

Georgia 

Michigan 

Chicago 

Wisconsin 

St. Louis 

Iowa 

Gulf -Texas 

Texas Plains 

Colorado 

Arizona 

So. Calif. 

Northern Calif. 

Montana 

Oregon 

Washington 



Bill Prescott, 8 Marbil Road, Danbury, Conn . 06810 

Ben Corning, 10 Lilian Rd. Ext, Framingham, Mass. 01701 

Ed Potter, 6 Windward Lane, Scarsdale, N.Y. 10583 

Web Haven, 324 Monticello Dr. N. , Syracuse, N.Y. 13205 

Ed Stahl, 1010 Hickory Corner Rd. , Highstown, N.J. 08520 

Wayne Hardman, 150 B-Bar-B, Amherst, Ohio 44001 

Bob Fratkin, 2322 20th St., N.W. , Washington, D.C. 20009 

Don Lacey, Soc 107, Univ. of So. Florida, Tampa, Fla. 33620 

Bill Wells, 311 W. 18th St., Tifton, Ga. 31794 

Jerry Roe, 1005 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, Mich. 48915 

Dave Castaldi, 430 Susan Lane, Deerfield, 111. 60015 

Jim Watson, 816 State St., Madison, Wise. 53706 

U. I. "Chick" Harris, 6223 Mardel Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109 

Mike Treinen, 641 48th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50312 

Norm Loewenstem, 5731 Jackwood, Houston, Tex. 77035 

John B. Shepperd, Presidential Museum, 622 North Lee, Odessa, Tx. 79760 

Milt Clements, 3285 Moorer Ct., Wheat Ridge, Colo. 80033 

Wm. Harrash, 5628 E. Oak St., Scottsdale, Ariz. 85257 

Neal Machander, 2534 No. Linwood, Santa Ana, Calif. 92701 

John Larsen, 523 Third St., Colusa, Calif. 95932 

Dwayne Roe, 1016 7th Ave. N. , Great Falls, Montana 59401 

Steve Bibler, 4144 S.E. Clinton St., Portland, Ore. 97202 

Wayne G. LaPoe, 11986 Lakeside Place, N.E., Seattle, Wash. 98125 



Doug Fouquet, Neal Machander, Joe McGee 
1974 APIC Convention Co-Chairmen 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 5 - WINTER 1973 



HOBBY PROTECTION ACT 

PUBLIC LAW #93-167 

It has been enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled and signed by the 
President of the United States and is known as the "Hobby Protection 
Act". 

To protect hobbyists against the reproduction or manufacture of 
certain imitation hobby items and to provide additional protection for 
American hobbyists. 

SEC. 2. The manufacture in the United States, or importation into 
the United States, for introduction into commerce of any item: 

(i) purporting to be, but not in fact, a political item or which 
is a reproduction or counterfeit of an original political 
item, and 

(ii) which is not plainly and permanently marked with the calendar 
year in which such item was manufactured is unlawful and is 
an unfair or deceptive act or practice in commerce under the 
Federal Trade Commission Act. 

SEC. 3. The manufacture in the United States, or importation into 
the United States, for introduction into commerce of any item: 

(i) purporting to be, but not in fact, a numismatic item or which 
is a reproduction or counterfeit of any original numismatic 
item, and 

(ii) which is not plainly and permanently marked "copy" is unlaw- 
ful and is an unfair or deceptive act or practice in commerce 
under the Federal Trade Commission Act, 

SEC. 4. The Federal Trade Commission shall prescribe rules, in 
accordance with section 553 of title 5, United States Code, for deter- 
mining the manner and form in which hobby items described in section 
2 and 3 shall be permanently marked. 

SEC. 5. Any interested person shall be entitled to injunctive 
relief restraining violation of sections 2 or 3 of this Act and may sue 
therefor in any district court of the United States in the district in 
which the defendant resides or has an agent, without respect to the 
amount in controversy, and shall recover damages and the cost of the 
suit, including reasonable attorneys 1 fees. 

SEC. 6. For purposes of this Act: 

(1) "Political item" means any political button, poster, liter- 
ature, sticker, or any advertisement used in any political 
cause; 

(2) "Numismatic item" means anything which has been a part of a 
coinage or issue which has been used in exchange or has been 
used to commemorate a person or event. It includes coins, 
tokens, paper money, and commemorative medals; 

(3) "Reproduction" means a reproduction, imitation, or copy; 

(4) "Commerce" has the same meaning as such term has under the 
Federal Trade Commission Act. 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 6 - WINTER 1973 




THE ELECTION OF 1972 

by Jon D. Curtis, #1438. 




The election of 1972 is much too recent to totally evaluate its consequences. It 
will be a fascinating election for historians of the future to write about as there 
are so many unique events both prior to and past election. 

The Democratic Party pressured Senator Thomas Eagleton to withdraw from their 
ticket as Vice Presidential nominee and replaced him with R. Sargent Shriver. The 
Republican Party has had its "Watergate" and Vice Presidential problems. On October 10, 
1973, Spiro T. Agnew became the second Vice President in our history to resign. 
Previously, John C. Calhoun resigned on December 28, 1832, just a few months before his 
term expired, to take a seat in the Seante. President Nixon is the first chief execu- 
tive to make use of the 25th Amendment, which allows him to appoint a Vice President. 
He chose Gerald L. Ford of Michigan, who will be, if confirmed, the second Vice 
President to have had a name change. He was born Leslie King, but his name was changed 
when he was adopted by his stepfather. Henry Wilson, Grant's second term Vice Presi- 
dent, was born Jeremiah Colbaith, so the elections 100 years apart give us this 
uncommon event. 

Since it will be a few years before an accurate assessment can be made of the 
election, we can best look at the statistics of the election. The returns available 
in most sources are inaccurate. Therefore, to get true figures I contacted each 
state for their certified returns. The total vote for each candidate is as follows: 



Candidates 



Party 
Reo.& Conserv. 



Richard Nixon-Spiro Agnew 

George McGovern-R. Sargent Shriver Dem.& Liberal 



John Schmitz-Thomas Anderson 

1 Linda Jenne ss-Andrew Pulley 
Evelyn Reed-Clifton DeBerry 
Unpledged S. W. Electors 
Total Socialist Workers 
Benjamin Spock- Julius Hobson 
Louis Fisher-Genevieve Gunderson 
Gus Hall-Jarvis Tyner 
E. Harold Munn-Mar shall Uncapher 
John Hospers-Theodora Nathan 
John Mahalchik-Irving Homer 
Edward A. Wallace-Robert B. Mess 
Gabriel Green-Daniel Fry 



American 
Socialist Workers 
Socialist Workers 
Socialist Workers 
All 3 Tickets 
People' s 
Socialist Labor 
Communist 
Prohibition 
Libertarian 
America First 
Independent 
Universal 



Total 


Percentage 


47,167,327 


60.69 


29,170,774 


37.53 


1,107,083 


1.42 


37,757 


.05 


14,195 


.02 


43,114 


.06 


95,066 


.12 


78,889 


.10 


53,815 


.07 


25,621 


.03 


13,497 


.02 


3,697 


.00 


1,743 


.00 


460 


.00 


220 


.00 



The totals shown above include both regular and write-in votes. 

The above list contains one ticket not covered in the APIC "1972 - Parties on 
the Ballot" project. Edward A. Wallace and Robert B. Mess were members of the Ohio 
American Party. This splinter group did not accept the ticket of Schmitz-Anderson 
and ran in opposition. The 460 votes they received were all write-ins in Ohio. 

Nixon's landslide was so great that he received over 60% of the vote in 31 
states, totalling 253 electoral votes in these states alone. His highest percentage 
was in Mississippi where he received 78.20% to McGovern's 19.63%. Senator McGovern 
carried only Massachusetts, where he received 54.20%, and the District of Columbia, 
where he received 78.10% of the vote. 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 7 - WINTER 1973 



Thirty states give their voters the opportunity to cast write-in votes. However, 
a mere eight states count and total these votes in their certified reports. A full 
count is done by Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, and Rhode Island. A partial 
count is done by California, Massachusetts, and New York. In addition to the votes 
for candidates appearing in the chart, an additional 39,826 votes were cast in the 
country. Of those states that report write-ins, the most votes were cast for 
George C. Wallace with a total of 1,878. His total and the actual total vote for all 
third parties is probably higher, but twenty-two states don't count or don't report 
write-in totals. 

In contacting the various states, a couple of ridiculous laws were uncovered. 
One state reported they do not total write-ins unless the candidate received at 
least 1% of the vote. Another state said they do not total the write-ins unless the 
candidate wins. In both cases, how would one know whether a candidate received 1% 
or won unless the votes were counted? 

1972 was almost the exact opposite of 1968 — whereas the Nixon-Agnew ticket won 
a squeaker in 1968, this last year it was a landslide. Nixon received almost 16-1/2 
million more votes last year than in 1968. The Democrats received two million less 
votes in 1972 than in 1968, even though there were three major candidates in 1968. 
Their total was the lowest Democratic vote since Stevenson's second campaign in 1956. 

The year 1972 was also a disaster for the American Party as they lost their 
ballot position in 18 states, drawing only 11% of their 1968 total of 9,906,000. The 
final blow came when John Schmitz resigned from the party to return to the Republican 
fold and the rest of the party split into two camps, one led by Tom Anderson and the 
other by Richard Kay of Washington. 

The People's Party did not do as well as expected. The party was composed of 
elements that made up the Peace and Freedom Party and New Party from 1968. These 
groups drew 109,000 votes in 1968. Spock was only able to draw 78,889 votes in 1972. 

The Socialist Workers Party had its best year in 1972. Their previous record 
vote was the 41,300 the Hal stead- Bout el le ticket received in 1968. They more than 
doubled that in 1972 with their three tickets receiving a combined total of 95,066 
votes. 

The Socialist Labor Party also improved their vote in 1972 and received the 
largest vote ever, 53,815. This was a 2.5% increase over 1968. 

The Communist Party also can look back on 1972 as an improvement over 1968. In 
1968 their ticket pulled only 1,075 votes as compared to 25,621 last year. This total, 
however, is far short of their record total of 103,000 for the 1932 ticket of Foster 
and Ford. 

The Prohibition Party celebrated its 100th anniversary in the elections of 1972, 
but its 13,497 total was its worst showing since 1880, when the Dow-Thompson ticket 
drew 10,366 votes. They did do better in the four states where they were on the 
ballot than the 1968 ticket had done in those states. 

Finally, even the Universal Party did better in 1972. They received only 19 
votes in 1964; upped this to 142 in 1968 and received 220 votes this year. 

The past election was also interesting regarding the electoral vote totals. 
The Nixon-Agnew ticket received 520 electoral votes to 17 for McGovern-Shriver. The 
Libertarian Party candidates of Hospers-Nathan received one electoral vote, cast by 
a renegade Republican elector from Virginia named MacBride. The vote for Mrs. Theodora 
Nathan for Vice President was the first electoral vote ever cast for a woman. The 
Nixon-Agnew total of 520 electoral votes represents the highest total ever received 
with the exception of the 523 won by Roosevelt and Garner in 1936. 

The 17 votes received by McGovern and Shriver was the lowest total with the 
exception of 1804, 1820 and 1936. In 1804 the Federalist candidates Charles C. 
Pinckney and Rufus King received only 14 votes. In 1820 James Monroe received 231 
of the 232 electoral votes— the one other vote was cast for John Quincy Adams. 
Electoral votes at that time did not result from carrying a state's popular votes, as 
popular voting did not come into use until 1824. The McGovern total of 17 is the 
lowest total except for the 8 electoral votes won by Landon and Knox in 1936. Alf 
Landon carried only two states, Maine and Vermont. McGovern carried only one state 
(Massachusetts) and the District of Columbia. No candidate for President had ever 
been held to winning only one state. 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 8 - WINTER 1973 



THE ELECTION OF 1972 , continued. 

With the events that started to break 6 months ago with Watergate and succeeding 
crises, these are interesting days and the hey-day for newsmen, historians, collectors 




1972 CAMPAIGN BUTTONS, shown less than actual size. 




APIC KEYNOTER - Page 10 - WINTER 1973 



Recalling the Other Gerald L. Ford for Vice President Boon 
by U. T. Chick Harris, #139 

The recent events of the resignation of our country's Vice President, the first 
use of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, and the nomination of Gerald L. Ford of Michigan 
to fill the vacancy brings to mind the 1960 Republican Convention in Chicago. About 
twenty collectors had assembled in Chicago, some in an official capacity, but most in 
an unofficial capacity— to be a part of the Convention excitement and to help reorganize 
the APIC, which had been disbanded in May. 

The Loop hotels were filled with the various States' Delegates and the Conrad 
Hilton on Michigan Avenue was the "official" headquarters. The large mezzanine of the 
Hilton was Nixon headquarters while across the street Nelson Rockefeller, the only 
real opposition, held forth on the mezzanine of the Blacks tone Hotel. Goldwater 
supporters had an upper floor suite in the Hilton. These were the "in" places and an 
appearance by the candidates could touch off a small tempest. There were plenty of 
free Nixon items — literature, Dick & Pat buttons, clickers, small pennants, America 
needs Nixon buttons, etc., plus plenty of snacks and punch. Rocky supporters passed 
out the orange and blue buttons and tabs, with snacks not so plentiful, and at Goldwater 
headquarters there were some buttons. 




The lower level, the Exposition Hall of the Hilton, was filled with hundreds of 
booths set up by manufacturers, jobbers and distributors of campaign material so the 
various delegates could purchase, for later delivery, the designs and varieties of 
material they would use in their local headquarters. They were all official samples 
which were chiefly Nixon items as he seemed like a sure bet, but some Rocky s were also 
available. Limited quantities of the buttons, jewelry and some 3-D items were sold — 
most buttons were 10c to 25c, with three-inch buttons going for 50c and a few at a 
dollar. It was most difficult to decide what you wanted for your collection, for you 
probably didn't want and couldn't afford them all. The ones you didn't buy because 
they weren't so nice were probably the ones you should have bought, for some samples 
just never got into production and today are those most desired. It was great fun and 
many rounds were made of this, the most elaborate and largest such bourse any collector 
had seen to that time or since. Several weeks earlier, at the Democratic Convention 
in Los Angeles, nothing like this had been available. 

Richard Nixon, the Vice President, was the heavy favorite, especially with the 
"old guard" conservatives, and Nelson Rockefeller was the champion of the liberal wing. 
Rockefeller was determined that the party should move from the far right and was ready 
to take his fight for a more liberal platform to the Convention floor. While the 
Platform Committee was whipping a conservative platform into shape, Rockefeller asked 
Nixon to meet him in his New York apartment and Nixon agreed. From this meeting, 
which Goldwater called a capitulation, came the fourteen point agreement which called 
for, among other points— greater military spending and a stronger stand on civil rights. 
The old guard was furious but Nixon finally calmed the storm and the platform was 
redrawn. Rocky bowed out of the race and so it was Nixon all the way — the first ballot 
vote was 1,321 to 10 for Goldwater. 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 11 - WINTER 1973 



The Vice Presidency had been wide open and a lot of Veep fever was prevalent in 
the hotels, with several states promoting their favorite sons, Arizona not only had 
Goldwater for President material, but was ready with Vice Presidential buttons also. 
Walter Judd, the Convention Keynote speaker, had a large old guard following, and 
they distributed NIXON AND JUDD, THAT'S THE TICKET buttons. Fred Seaton, Secretary 
of the Interior, was prominently mentioned and two types of buttons were circulated — 
one was a blue on white litho, FRIEND OF FRED, and the other a dull red on white 
celluloid, SEATON FOR VP. The Kentucky and Tennessee delegates championed the 
Republican National Committeman, Thurston B. Morton, and had six-inch blue on white 
celluloid buttons to prove it. Green on white, three and a half inch celluloids were 
available for the Congressman James Byrnes of Wisconsin. Henry Cabot Lodge was 
mentioned but there seemed to be almost no organized effort. The Michigan delegation 
was singing the praises of a young energetic Congressman, Gerald L. Ford, and handing 
out blue on yellow celluloid buttons in the lobby. 



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With Nixon totally in command, the behind-the-scenes maneuvering was what counted, 
and his choice of Henry Cabot Lodge seemed like a real plus for the ticket. Lodge was 
from a politically prominent family and Ike had appointed him as Ambassador to the 
United Nations. He was well known and great things were expected, but he did not live 
up to expectations, campaigning ineffectively and making statements which hurt the 
ticket and possibly cost the Republicans the election. 

It seems that Vice Presidential problems have been Richard Nixon's lot-*- let's 
hope and pray that the "third time will be the charm," for Jerry Ford is his third 
Vice Presidential choice. 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 12 - WINTER 1973 




UTOm memory- by Don Coney • 66 Golf Street • Newington, Conn. 061 1 1 




Congratulations to Bill Heaney (#3068) on his December 15th trip to the altar 
with, in Bill's words, "a real great gal"... Also a tip of the Harrison top hat to 
Steve Bakken (#2658) for the illustrated write-up he received recently in the 
Aberdeen American News. The article sums up the thinking of many when it quotes 
Steve: "When I purchased my first button in 1971, I had no idea my collection would 
blossom out like it did or that there were so many items to get"... A Portland news- 
paper has run a picture of Steve Bibler (#138) sporting a much sought after 1960 pin 
promoting Ford for Vice President. 

At Connecticut APIC's summer meeting, the dessert was almost too good to eat. 
Rich Maxson (#3072) brought a cake made by talented Donna Belanger which was an 
exact replica of a Landon pin — even to the tiny "reproduction" on the curl so we'd 
all know it was freshly made. 



Edmund B. Sullivan, #264, Curator of the DeWitt Collection at the University of 
Hartford, is requesting descriptions of — and black and white glossy photos (actual 
size) of political memorabilia not currently listed in "A Century of Campaign Buttons". 
The revised edition which is quite an undertaking will include items 1789 through the 
1892 campaign. Most lapel items will be pictured and described — ribbons and inaug- 
ural badges excepted. Target date for publication is 1976, our bicentennial year. 

Our thanks to Carl Weisheimer (#2699) for sending along a list of all 1973 New 
York City candidates together with illustrations of all party emblems. Some of the 
lesser known parties and their emblems include the following: 



Jon D. Curtis, #1438, has been included on several Watergate and impeachment dis- 
cussion panels in the Green Bay area. His views have also been written into a feature 
story in the October 31 issue of the Brown County (Wisconsin) Chronicle. 

The Scott-Fanton Historical Society Museum in Danbury, Connecticut featured an 
election memorabilia display drawing heavily from James Dyer's (#854) extensive 
collection, A very early wooden voting machine also received much attention. 

Let's hear from YOU. It's your page so keep us posted on what you'd like your 
fellow members to know. With every wish that 1974 is kind to you and yours... 




Good Government Party - City Hall 

Integrity Party - Flowering tree 

Free Libertarian Party - Empire State building 

Safe City Party - A family of four 

Experience Party - Downtown buildings 

Honest Citizens Party - Scale of justice 

Anti-Tri-Boro Party - Bridge over water 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 13 - WINTER 1973 



Answering Posers Irking Collectors 

By Webster Haven, #131 324 Monticello Drive N.; Syracuse, N. Y. 13205 

I would like to call your attention to the fact that Marian Ford has resumed her 
fine column, "CAN YOU IDENTIFY," but does not appear in this issue due to the few new 
questions. During her absence I attempted to assist on questions of this nature, but 
now recommend that questions of the identifying of buttons be directed to her much 
more capable hands. 

From time to time this column receives questions of a local nature. Then all of 
our usual reference material is of no avail. We therefore try to select some veteran 
APIC member, from that particular area, and ask his or her help. This method has 
worked very well, but even though I include a SASE with every question, a few members 
have failed to even acknowledge that they received my request. This column is 
conducted with the sole purpose of seeking information to aid all members. Please 
remember that any information you obtain for this column will help others, just as 
information that they obtain may benefit you. 

Mr. Richard Wright, President of the Onondaga Historical Association, in Syracuse, 
N. Y., reports that he has received a picture of a Walker-Kirkpatrick ballot from our 
Editor, Chick Harris, as a result of an item that appeared in this column. Anyone 
else having any items relative to the campaign of the American or American National 
Party in 1876, kindly contact Mr. Wright or this writer. 

In the Autumn 1973 column, we reported a ballot, in Philadelphia, with 149 names 
on it, and asked if anyone knew of any that could top this. Richard Dellinger (#2305) 
reports that in 1964 the State of Illinois had been ordered by Federal Courts to 
redistrict its State Legislature on the basis of the one man/one vote principle. It 
failed to do so, and this failure created the necessity of all candidates for House 
seats to run at large. This meant that seats had to be filled by vote of all the 
voters of the state. Realizing that the party which carried the state would perhaps 
win all the seats due to straight ticket voting, the two major parties agreed to each 
nominate only 2/3 of the number of candidates necessary, so that there would be a 
minority representation of the 1/3 elected - all in the interest of good government. 
Special paper ballots were printed for the election of the State Legislature candidates. 
(All other offices were placed on the voting machines). The ballot contained 236 
names - 118 from each party. You could not vote for more than 177 names or your ballot 
would be invalidated. Dick added that he understands that it took considerable time to 
count these ballots. Which is no doubt the understatement of the year. 
Q. Is it true that the satirical Nixon Money has been confiscated by the Secret Service 

and U.S. Treasury Department? 
A. I have been informed that the Great American Dream Corp., manufacturer and distribu- 
tor of this "funny" money has filed suit in Detroit U. S. District Court for 
$250,000.00, who claim the money was confiscated "out of political maliciousness." 
Q. Recently I picked up a 3-1/2" celluloid button, green on yellow, "Henry Krajewski 

for Councilman." Is this the same Krajewski of Third Party fame? 
A. I have not seen that particular button but as the late Henry Krajewski ran for a 

number of offices, I would assume that it was the same person. 
Q. I recently acquired a colorful piriback plastic shield featuring Eisenhower wearing 
a military "overseas" cap, embellished with his five stars as General of the Army. 
The pin is a plastic "sandwich," one and one eighth inches wide and one and one 
quarter inches deep. Ike is shown in a handsome youthful pose against a sunflower. 
A scroll at chin level says "0 K Ike Club" and below that is written "Sunflower 
Ordnance Works." What is the significance of this item? 
A. One of our veteran APIC members, Justin R. "Andy" Anderson (#243) lives near the 
Sunflower Ordnance Works, and happens to own one of the above-described pinbacks of 
Ike. He states, "that hardly any body is still around that worked at the plant 
in 1952, the year, I'm sure, it was issued. I have a good friend, who retired from 
the plant several years ago, working on it, but so far the only thing he has come 
up with is that somebody thinks the item was issued by a contracting firm that had 
something to do with the building of the plant. If I can produce any reliable 
information, it will be forwarded." Thanks, Andy. 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 15 - WINTER 1973 



BRUMMAGEM REISSUED 



As a part of your 1973 APIC dues, we enclose the Brummagem pages which have 
appeared in the KEYNOTERS since the feature was begun in 1963 by Wayne G. LaPoe, 
the first Chairman of the Ethics Committee. Wayne is the one responsible for making 
a household word of the obscure noun, Brummagem, which is defined by Webster as a 
showy, but inferior and worthless thing. This term has been applied to all the 
fakes, reproductions, and fantasy political items which have plagued our hobby for 
many years. 

Many of the Brummagem items pictured and described have not been a problem 
as the publicity given by the APIC has caused many items to be destroyed or kept out 
of circulation. 

The many flee markets and some unscrupulous antique dealers who handle all sorts 
of "new" antiques are our greatest source of problems. Be sure to study these pages, 
remembering that in most cases there were and are legitimate items like those which 
are Brummagem . It is much easier to identify the reproduction lithographs than the 
reproduced celluloids, and you need to know how to tell the real thing from the fake. 
When you see a questionable item, tell the dealer you have doubts and ask his source. 
On definite fakes, let the dealer know you disapprove and encourage him to remove from 
sale alert your fellow collectors of those who do not cooperate. With your help, 
the impact of the new Hobby Protection Law and the new APIC Code of Ethics, possibly 
the Brummagem which has been a problem will be no more. 



COLLECTING STATE AND LOCAL POLITICAL ITEMS 
by Ben W. Meek, APIC #1046 

A collection of Gubernatorial and Senatorial candidates can be almost as interes- 
ting as Presidential items and a large number are available at reasonable prices. For 
instance, in Indiana there have been some forty major party candidates for Governor 
since 1880, partly because Governors cannot succeed themselves in this state. There 
have been about twenty-five candidates for the U.S. Senate since 1914 and about thirty- 
two different hopefuls for the House of Representatives since 1880 from the District in 
which I live. 

Add to these twenty or so Vice President and Presidential hopefuls and it makes 
quite a number of collectables from one state alone. Material on some of these people 
is quite rare, especially the losers, but this adds to the zest of these collections. 

With the great increase in the price of older Presidential items more and more col- 
lectors are turning to local items and some dealers are specializing in state and local 
items . 

One is fortunate when a good public library with collections of local history and 
microfilms of local newspapers is available. This helps identify some of the Congression 
al hopefuls and the rather obscure individuals who many times were on the ticket of the 
party not considered to have a chance of winning. 

Of course, if you are very ambitious it is possible to collect candidates from all 
fifty States and try collecting all the congressmen from a given session. . .this may be 
an interesting challenge. 

There are all sorts of items available, such as postcards, ribbons, ballots, etc. 
My collection has about 240 Indiana items and it is by no means complete; so this makes 
it a fine challenge. 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 16 - WINTER 1973 



CALIFORNIA CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR . 

by Marian A. Ford, 120k$ Viewcrest Road, Studio City, California 9160U 

We hope this new section on local candidates will be of help and interest not only to 
those of you who collect pins other than Just presidential, but to those who have stacks 
of cigar boxes of unknowns • We shall try to present one complete record of either 
gubernatorial or senatorial candidates per Keynoter and, if possible, add a list of 
something like mayors of Chicago, etc* I know there are many members who are compiling 
their own lists of local candidates. Would you please share them with your fellow 
collectors? I have very nearly complete records of governors and senators but could 
surely use any help' on primaries* Perhaps you who live in or near state capitals could 
just run over there, spend a whole week that you have nothing else to do and compile us 
a complete list of candidates from 1890 on to the present (and don*t forget to also jot 
down all the primary candidates! ) 

If I can help anyone about particular items or strange candidates, please don f t hesitate 
to write* Do include a stamped envelope as it does make answering alot easier. I also 
would add that there is a booklet listing all gubernatorial candidates from 1890 through 
1972 for the major parties in all states* A companion one for U. S. Sana tors from 1912 
to the present will be printed soon. I f ll be able to tell that date soon. And one more 
thing ... would you like to have these lists now started in the Keynoter illustrated? 
Drop me a line for information, advice and, of course, any offer of assistance. 



(R) Republican 

(D) Democratic 

(Proh) Prohibition 

(P) Peoples 

(SL) Socialist Labor 

(Soc) Socialist 

(IL) Independence League 

NOTE: There are 2 Raymond Haights. The 
candidate is Raymond J* Haight. 



(Ind) Independent 

(Com) Communist 

(Cmw) Commonwealth 

(T) Townsend 

(A I) American Independent 

(P&F) Peace and Freedom 

er one is Raymond L. Haight while the 1970 



CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA 



1849 



1851 



1853 



1855 



1857 



1859 



1849 - 1970 

Peter Burnett*, Winfield S. Sherwood, John A* Sutter, William M. Steuart, 
John W. Geary (No party designations except Burnett who was a Democrat) 

John Bigler* (D) 
Pierson B. Reading (Whig) 



John Bigler* (D) 
William Waldo (Whig) 

J. Neely Johnson* (American) 
John Bigler (D) 

John B. Weller* (D) 
Edward Stanly (R&Settler) 

Milton S. Latham* (p) 
John Curry (Ind. D) 
Leland Stanford (R) 



1861 Leland Stanford* (R) 
John Coness (UD) 
John McConnell (BD) 

I863 Frederick F. Low* (Union-R) 
John G. Downey (D) 

1867 Henry H. Haight* (D) 

George C. Gorham (Union) 
Caleb T. Fay (Union-R) 

1871 Newton Booth* (R) 

Henry H. Haight (D) 



Note: 1859 election: The Kansas issue split the Democratic party, Latham being 
for the Administration and Curry siding with the Douglas faction. 
1861 election: Coness was a Union Democrat and McConnelJ a Breckenridge Demo. 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 17 - WINTER 1973 



1875 Timothy G. Phelps* (R) 
William Irwin (D) 
John Bidwell (Ind) 
W. E. Lovett (Proh) 

1879 George C. Perkins* (R) 

Hugh J. Glenn (D&New Constitution) 
William F. White (Workingmens* ) 
A. C. Clark (Proh) 

1882 Morris M. Estee* (R) 
George Stoneman (D) 
R. H. McDonald (Proh) 
Thomas Mc Quiddy (Greenback) 

1886 Washington Bartlett* (D) 
John F. Swift (R) 
Joel Russell (Proh&Farmers) 
P. D. Wigginton (American) 
C. C. O f Donnell (Ind) 



1914 



Hiram Johnson* (Prog) 

John D. Fredericks (R) 

John B. Curtin (D) 

Clinton P. Moore (Proh) 

Noble Richardson _ (Soc) 



1890 Henry H. Markham* 
Edward B. Pond 
John Bidwell 

1894 James H. Budd* 
Morris M. Estee 
Henry French 
J, V, Webster 

1898 Henry T. Gage* 
James G. Maguire 
J. E. Mc Comas 
Job Harriman 

1902 George C. Pardee* 
Franklin K. Lane 
Theodore Kanouse 
Gideon Brewer 



1906 James N. Gillett* 
Theodore A. Bell 
James H. Blanchard 
Austin Lewis 
William H, Langdon 

1910 Hiram W. Johnson* 
Theodore A, Bell 
Simeon P. Meads 
Stitt Wilson 



00 
(D) 

(Proh) 

(D) 
(R) 

(Proh) 
(P) 

(R) 
(D) 

(Proh) 
(SL) 

(R) 
(D) 

(Proh) 
(Soc) 



(R) 
(D) 

(Proh) 

(Soc) 

(IL) 

(R) 
(D) 

(Proh) 
JSocL. 



Primary 

(R) Hiram Johnson*, Nathan 
Ellery, Philip Stanton, Charles 
Curry, Alden Anderson 



Primary 

(Prog) Hiram W. Johnson*, Sidney 
Van W^rck 

(R) John Fredericks*, Francis V. 
Keesling, George Belshaw, W. C. 
Ralston 

(D) John B. Curtin*, Fred H. Hall, 
Charles King, Sidney Van Wyck, 
Edward White 

1918 William D. Stephens* (R) 

Theodore Bell (Ind) 

Henry H. Roser (Soc) 

Primary (Start of cross filing) 

Tr} William Stephens*, Charles M. 

Fickert, Walter Bor dwell, J. 0. Hayes, 

James Rolph, C. A. A. McGee 

(D) Thomas Woolwine, Francis Heney, 

James Rolph, William D. Stephens* 

(Prog) William D. Stephens* 

(Proh) William D. Stephens* 

1922 Friend W. Richardson* (R) 
Thomas L. Woolwine (D) 
Alexan d er Horr (Soc) _ 

Primary 

TrJ Friend Richardson*, William D. 
Stephens 

(D) Thomas L, Woolwine*, Mattison B. 
Jones 

1926 Clement C. Young* (R) 
Justus C. Wardell (D) 
Upton Sinclair ( Soc) 

Primary 

(R) Element C. Young*, Friend Richard- 
son, Rex Goodcell, R. F. McClellan, W, D, 
Mitchell, Mayo Thomas 
(D) Justus C. Wardell*, Carl Alexander 
Johnson 

1930 James Rolph* (R) 
Milton JC. Young (D) 
Upton Sincla ir (Soc) 

Primary 

(RJ James Rolph*, Bur on Fitts, Clara 
Shortridge Foltz, Clement C. Young, 
Milton Young 
(D) Milton K. Young* 



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CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA 



1934 



1938 



1942 



1946 



1950 



Frank F. Merriam* 
Upton Sinclair 
Raymond Haight 
Milan Dempster 
Sam Dar cy _ 



(R) 
(D) 

(Prog)&(Cmw) 
(Soc) 
__(Com) 



1954 Goodwin J. Knight* (R) 
Richard P . Graves _ _(pj 



Primary 

Jr) Frank F. Merriam*, John R. 
Quinn, Clement C. Young, Raymond 
Haight 

(D) Upton Sinclair*, George 
Creel, Justus Wardell, Z. T. 
Malaby, F. E. Dowey, William Mc 
Nichols, John Evans, T.J. Waddell 



Culbert Olson* 
Frank F. Merriam 
Raymond Haight 
Robert Noble 



(D) 
(R) 

(Prog) 
_JCnM}__ 



Primary 

(D) Culbert Olson*, Raymond 
Haight, J. F. T. O'Connor, John F. 
Dockweiler, Herbert Legg, Daniel 
C. Murphy, Theodore Tomasini, 
William Neblett 

(R) Frank F. Merriam*, Raymond 

Haight, Francis M. O'Connor, Z. S. 

Leymel, George Hatfield 

(Prog) Raymond Haight*, William 

Riker 



Earl Warren* 
Culbert Olson 
Nathan Porter 
Fred Dy ster 



(R) 
(D) 
(T) 



Primary 

Xr) Earl Warren*, Fred Dyster, 
Nathan Porter, William Riker 
(D) Culbert Olson*, Earl Warren, 
Nathan Porter, Alonzo J. Riggs, 
Roy G. Owens 



Earl War ren* 
Henry Schmi dt 



(R) 

(Proh) 



Primary 

Xr5 Eai*l Warren*, William Riker, 
Robert W. Kenny 

(D) Earl Warren*, William Riker, 
Robert W. Kenny, A. Beldon Gilbert 



1962 



1966 



Primary 

Tr) Goodwin J. Knight*, Cornell L. 
Gabrish, Richard P. Graves 
(D) Richard P. Graves*, Roderick 
Wilson, Goodwin J. Knight 



1958 Edmund G. Brown* 

William F. Knowland 



(D) 

,_1R) 



Primary 

TdI Edmund G. Brown*, William F. 
Knowland 

(R) William F. Knowland*, Donald 
Donaldson, Edmund G. Brown 



Edmund G. Brown* 
Richard M. Nixon 
Robert Wycko ff _ 



(D) 

(R) 
_£ProhL 



Primary (End of cross filing) 
Juj Edmund G. Brown*, John C. Stuart, 
A. Cox Phillip Moore, Alfred Hamilton 
(R) Richard M. Nixon*, Joseph C. Shell, 
William P. Gale 



Ronald Reagan* 
Edmund G. Brown 



(H) 
(21 



Earl Warren* 
James Roosevelt 



(R) 

IdJl 

Primary 

Jr) Earl Warren*, William Riker 
(D) James Roosevelt*, Roy E. Land, 
0. R. Angelillo, Welborn Mayock, Earl 
Warren, William Riker 



Primary 

Ronald Reagan*, George Christopher, 
Warren Dorn, William Perm Patrick 
(D) Edmund G. Brown*, Samuel W. Yorty, 
Carlton Goodlett, Wallace Duffy, Ingram 
Goad 



1970 Ronald Reagan* (R) 
Jesse Unruh (D) 
William K. Shearer (A I) 

Ricardo Rom o __(^P&F^ 

Primary 

Jr) Ronald Reagan* 

(D) Jesse Unruh*, Samuel W. Yorty, 

Walter R. Buchanan, Jack W. Clapper, 

Florence E. Douglas, Raymond J. Haight, 

Harry F. May, Eddie M. Ramirez, Joseph 

S. Ramos, George H. Wagner 

(AI) William K Shearer*, Keith H, Greene 

(P&F) Ricardo Romo*, Warren A. Nielson 



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Vice President Vignettes 



Continuing a series of vignettes on the vice presidents of 
the United States, with art by Toluca Lake resident Murray 
Harris, and biographical sketches by his wife, Bea. 




ELBRIDGE GERRY— (V-P #5) born in Massachusetts 
(1744-1814), was President Madison's second running 
mate. He died in office, as did Clinton Madison 's first vice 
president. 

Gerry opposed a strong national government and the 
constitution. He refused to sign the Constitution — one 
reason being the absence of a Bill of Rights. When the 
amendments were being added to our Constitution, the 
first ten became "The Bill of Rights. " 

During a delegation 's discussions on whether to establish 
the office of vice president, Elbridge Gerry was against 
having this office, and opposed to this official being 
president of the senate. Oddly, he was the only delegate to 
become vice president. He was one of a committee of three 
who took part in the XYZ scandal, an incident in Franco- 
American diplomatic relations, 

Gerry became governor of Massachusetts and served 
two terms. During this time, he redistricted the state so as 
to give his party's (Republican) state senators greater 
voting strength. The opposing party (Federalist) upon 
looking at the map with its new voting districts, noted that 
one county (Essex) looked like a salamander and a witty 
statesman volunteered to call it "Gerrymander." To this 
day, when voting areas are changed, it is called 
gerrymandering. 

Gerry was glad when he heard the news of the War of 
1812 and declared that the country had been at peace too 
long and was becoming a "mere nation of traders. "He was 
fleeted vice president and held that office from March 4, 
181 3 to November 23, 1814, when he died in his carriage on 
his way to the senate. Elbridge Gerry did nothing of note 
duing his vice presidency. 




DANIEL D. TOMPKINS 6/21/1 774 tv 6/11/1825 

Because of two successive deaths in the vice presidency, 
it was decided to choose a young man for this office and 
Daniel D. Tompkins was nominated. He seemed to be the 
ideal man for James Monroe's running mate and served as 
vice president both terms, 1817 to 1825. He had shown 
good executive ability in peace and war and his politics was 
always moderate and consistant. 

Tompkins was governor of New York for nearly 10 years 
and during that time had many liberal reform measures 
passed in the interest of the common people. He worked 
for improvement in educational facilities, a reformed penal 
code, the abolition of slavery and many others. 

During the war of 1812, many jobs fell to Tompkins that 
should have been taken care of by officers of the U.S. 
Army and others. A post-war investigation put Vice 
President Tompkins under a cloud as he had failed to keep 
accurate records of his money transactions and New York 
and the federal government claimed he was heavily in debt 
to them. His integrity was unquestioned, but Tompkins 
spent more time trying to clear his name than working at 
the job of being vice president. 

In spite of the lack of work during his first term, he was 
re-elected as Vice President, but spent even less time at his 
post. Charges against him were eventually dropped by New 
York and the government withheld one year of his 'salary 
($5,000). Later President Monroe authorized Congress to 
pay Tompkins $95,000 for personal losses he incurred 
while in public service. 

The question of his personal accounts having been 
dragged through politics, made him a man broken in health 
and spirit. During the last two years of his term, Tompkins 
spent most of the time at his Staten Island home, where he 
had the peace and quiet that he wanted. Daniel Tompkins 
died three months after his term of office expired. 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 22 - WINTER 1973 




JOHN C. CALHOUN (1782-1850) 



JOHN C. CALHOUN, born in South Carolina, in 1782, 
was Vice President under Presidents John Quincy Adams 
(1825-29) and Andrew Jackson (1829-32). 

While in Congress, Calhoun was considered a war hawk. 
In 1812, he recommended a declaration of war against 
Great Britain and became quite famous for that act. Later, 
he was appointed Secretary of War (on President Monroe's 
cabinet). During his seven years in that office, he did much 
reforming and reorganizing for the country. 

In 1824, when John Q. Adams and General Andrew 
Jackson were campaigning for the Presidency, Calhoun 
spoke in agreement with Adams on the east coast and 
Jackson on the west frontier. He felt sure that either 
Adams or Jackson would be elected to be President, 
although there were several running for that office. As we 
know, John Calhoun served as Vice President under both 
men. 

During his first term in office, Calhoun, as Senate 
President, allowed much oratory against the ad- 
ministration since he could feel the swing toward Jackson. 

In the election of 1828, General Jackson chose John 
Calhoun to be his running mate, but the Vice Presidency 
under Jackson proved to be very unpleasant. He went 
against the President's wishes many times and the Senators 
who were pro- Adams gave him a hard time. 

Calhoun had been an ardent Nationalist, but because of 
certain tariffs and growing anti-slavery, in the south, he 
became the champion of states' rights. He and the 
President had some fiery sessions regarding states' rights, 
as Jackson was almost fanatically against this. Finally, in 
1832, John Calhoun broke with the President and resigned 
from office. He is the only Vice President to have resigned 
from that post. 

Calhoun fought hard for the cause of Southern states' 
rights until he died in 1850. 



Vice President Vignettes 



Art is done by Toluca Lake resident Murray A. Harris, and the 
informative text is supplied by his wife, Bea Harris. The original 
artwork is now hanging in the Presidential Museum. Odessa, 
Texas. 




MARTIN VAN BUREN 
. . .1772 to 1862 



Martin Van Buren was Vice 
President to President Andrew 
Jackson, 1833 - 1837. He was 
the eighth vice president and 
eighth President of the U.S. 

Van Buren became N.Y. 
State Senator, Attorney 
General of N.Y., U.S. Senator, 
Governor of N.Y. and then 
appointed Secretary of State to 
President Jackson's Cabinet. 
He was an early member of 
Tammany and in complete 
control of New York state 
politics; a great advantage as 
N.Y. had one-seventh of the 
population of the U.S. He was 
very influential in the election 
of Jackson to the Presidency in 
1829, by delivering the support 
of the N.Y. powerful machine. 

As Secretary of State, Van 
Buren was able to reach a 
settlement with Great Britain 
on West Indian trade; per- 
suade the French to pay 
American damage claims from 
the Napoleonic wars and 
successfully negotiate with 
Turkey for America's access to 
the Black Sea. 

Van Buren was called Little 
Van because he was only five 
feet six inches tall. Because of 



his political manipulations, he 
was called Red Fox (he had red 
hair) and The Magician. 
During a political campaign, 
he was called Old Kinderhook 
(he was born in Kinderhook, 
N.Y.) and it is said that the 
initials of this nickname gave 
birth to the expression "O.K." 

In the election of 1832, 
Jackson, running for his 
second term, named Martin 
Van Buren as his running 
mate. As Vice President, Van 
Buren became the President's 
very close adviser and con- 
fidant. It was Van Buren's 
intuitive understanding of 
public opinion and of the 
Congress that turned Jackson's 
great popularity into an in- 
strument of power. It was a 
wild and cruel political era and 
Van Buren found it necessary 
to keep two pistols hidden 
beneath his jacket. 

Van Buren was known to be 
one of the gentlest and amiable 
men of his time. He was honest, 
witty, friendly and preached 
that political enemies could be 
friends in private lfe. Martin 
Van Buren was the last Vice 
President to be directly elected 
to the Presidency. 



APIC KEYNOTER -Page 23- WINTER 1973 



SOME UNUSAL FINDS 

The first is a snap button badge made by Geraghty & Company, Chicago for the 1916 
campaign. It is 2% H cardboard, (shown front and back in different sizes, both less 
than actual size) with sepia photos of Hughes and Fairbanks with blue borders and red, 
white and blue flags. The third picture is of a 1908, 2^x7" blue ribbon with a 1^x2%" 
oval Bryan celluloid attached. On the hanger is NEBRASKA BRYAN CLHB, FREMONT, and on 
the ribbon, NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, DENVER, COLO. Thanks to William Heritage 
#2547 and to Charles F. Robinson, #515, for sharing these with us 




HARRY S TRUMAN CAMPAIGN MEMORABILIA 
COLLECTION OF JAMES CASSIDY, APIC # 2000 




CAMPAIGN PAMPHLETS AND NEWS PAPER 
HEADLINES OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF 
THE TRUMAN ADMINISTRATION. 



IUHAN CHARTS VICTOR 



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WITH LIDS ON WAGES AND PRICES 
IN PLAN TO CURB INFLATION 



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TRUMAN PROCLAIMS 
VICTORY IN EUROPE 

On Truman Assassination Attempt: 

3 PAGES- OF PICTukES 

HUNT MASTER MINDS 
IN PLOT ON PRESIDENT 





APIC KEYNOTER - Page 24 - WINTER 1973 



HARRY S. TRUMAN CAMPAIGN MEMORABILIA 



COLLECTION OF JAMES CASSIDY, APIC #2000 



THESE CAMPAIGN ITEMS FEATURED AS WE NEAR THE FIRST 

ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN. 




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APIC KEYNOTER - Page 25 - WINTER 1973 



HOW WILL ROGERS RAN FOR PRESIDENT IN 1928 



by Jane Ford Adams, APIC #21 

On May 31, 1928, Life (still the humor magazine which came before the illustrated 
news weekly of that name) announced that it was sponsoring the Anti-Bunk party with Will 
Rogers as candidate for president. Rogers' portrait was on the cover, his acceptance 
speech inside. 

All during the summer and until after election the first pages of Life carried 
short political pieces under Rogers' byline and "Anti-Bunk Bulletins." Part of the copy 
actually came from the "candidate" himself; part originated in the editor's office. All 
was witty and pungent. A New York radio station gave the party free time weekly. 
Guests campaigning for Rogers on the air included Amelia Earhart and Eddie Cantor. 

"If elected I absolutely and positively agree to resign," was Rogers' promise. 
"That's offering the Country more than any Candidate ever offered it in the history of 
its entire existence," he added. The single plank in the platform was "Whatever the 
other fellow won't do, we will" and "no matter what's on our Platform, on November the 
fifth we will have a bonfire and burn it." 




A small 5x9" poster, plus thousands of Rogers buttons were distributed. One var- 
iety had his picture and the slogan "He chews to run" parodying Collidge's "I do not 
choose to run." Other buttons with his picture were captioned "I vote for Will Rogers." 

He had received a few votes at the 1924 Democratic Convention and some write-in 
votes at the polls then, as well as in 1928. 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 26 - WINTER 1973 



CHAPTER 

NEWS by David Castaldi (1183), 430 Susan Lane, Deerfield, IL 60015 

The APIC extends a formal welcome to the following chapters which have been approved by its 
regional vice-presidents so far this year: Mid -Atlantic, Florida, Gulf -Texas, Montana, and 
Iowa. Not all of these chapters have held their first meeting, but those which have are off 
to a good start. 

It is hoped that the information presented in this column will encourage attendance at 
Chapter Meetings and will result in the dissemination of programs and policies which might 
be of interest to chapters other than the one which reported them. In order to make this 
column more useful, it would be appreciated if Chapter Secretaries or Chairmen would: 



APIC 



1. Add my name to your mailing lists; please send meeting announcements and 
reports of chapter actvities after each meeting. 

2. Establish meeting dates as far in advance as possible to make the calendar 

of events useful in notifying new or travelling APIC members of meeting dates. 

3. Advise me at once of any planned regional meeting so that we do not schedule 
such meetings too close together. 



MEETING CALENDAR - DECEMBER, 1973 through DECEMBER, 1974 

Some chapters have done a fine job of setting their meeting dates in advance, as is indi- 
cated by our expanded calendar: 

Chapter and Location 

Northern Calif.: Women 1 s Clubhouse, Old Union Bldg., Stanford Univ. 
Metropolitan N.Y.: Commodore Hotel, 42nd & Lexington, NYC 
Gateway to West: Bohemian S&L, Morganford at Gravois, St. Louis, Mo. 
Colorado APIC Chapter, Home of Lois Rathbone, Denver, Colo. 
Georgia (near Atlanta) 

Mid -Atlantic : Holiday Inn, Bordentown, N. J. 
J.D. DeWitt-Conn. : Howard Johnson Motel, Southington, Conn. 
Chicago Area: Second Presbyterian Church, 2000 S. Mighigan, Chicago 
Minute Man: Boston area. 

Gateway to West: Bohemian S&L, Morganford at Gravois, St. Louis, Mo. 
Metropolitan N.Y.: Commodore Hotel, 42nd & Lexington, NYC. 
Southern Calif . : (Tentative) Westchester section of Los Angeles 
Mid -Atlantic : Holiday Inn, Bordentown, N. J. 
Michigan: Detroit Area. 

Metropolitan N,Y. : Commodore Hotel, 42nd & Lexington, NYC 
Chicago Area: Second Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Michigan, Chicago 
Gateway to West: Bohemian S&L, Morganford at Gravois, St. Louis, Mo. 
J.D. DeWitt-Conn. : Regional Meeting Holiday Inn, Meriden, Conn. 
Mid -Atlantic : Holiday Inn, Bordentown, N. J. 
Empire: (Upper New York State) 

Metropolitan N.Y.: Commodore Hotel, 42nd & Lexington, NYC. 
Great Eastern Regional : Sheraton Inn, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 
NATIONAL APIC CONVENTION: Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, Calif . 
Gateway to West: Bohemian S&L, Morganford at Sravois, St. Louis, Mo. 
Metropolitan N.Y.: Commodore Hotel, 42nd & Lexington, NYC. 
Wisconsin: Central Bank, 10701 West National Ave., West Allis, Wise. 
Metropolitan N.Y.: Commodore Hotel, 42nd & Lexington, NYC. 



Date 






Time 


Dec . 


2 








Dec. 


6 




7 


PM 


Dec . 


7 




8 


PM 


Dec. 


8 








Jan. 


19 


or 20 






Jan. 


19 




10 


AM 


Jan. 


26 




10 


AM 


Jan. 


27 




1 


PM 


Jan. 










Feb. 


1 




8 


PM 


Feb. 


7 




7 


PM 


Mar. 


3 




11 


AM 


Mar. 


23 




10 


AM 


Mar . 










Apr. 


4 




7 


PM 


Apr . 


7 




1 


PM 


May 


3 




8 


PM 


May 3-4 




7 


PM 


May 


25 




10 


AM 


May 










June 


6 




7 


PM 


June 


15- 


-16 


9 


AM 


Aug. 


15- 


-17 


10 


AM 


Sep. 


6 




8 


PM 


Oct. 


3 




7 


PM 


Oct. 


6 




1 


PM 


Dec. 


5 




8 


PM 



CHAPTER ACTIVITIES 



Thus far I have been in contact with 19 chapters and 2 groups which are on their way to 
becoming chapters. A report on each of these 21 groups is included below. If I have 
missed any chapters, I would appreciate a letter from the President or Secretary of the 
missing chapter. 

APIC KEYNOTER - Page 27 - WINTER 1973 



A poll of the 19 chapters shows that there are a variety of methods used to finance the 
activities of the club. The most common method is an annual dues charge, but there are 
several other methods: 



The annual dues charged ranges from 50c to $3.00; the most common dues figure is $2.00 
per year. Two chapters report a special, lower dues for student members. The chapters 
which use meeting registration fees all charge $1.00 per meeting. The most interesting 
method is used by the chapter which obtains 100% of the proceeds from an auction of items 
donated to the club by members. A number of chapters supplement their income through 
charges for dealer tables, commissions from acution, and the net income from regional 
meetings . 

Chicago Area 

The next chapter meeting will be on Sunday, January 27th. There were more than 60 persons 
in attendance at the quarterly meeting held on September 30th. The chapter voted to use 
part of its treasury to purchase a copy of the new book, Presidential Campaign Items 
1789-1892 , for each of its 63 members. The club found that California Political Items Co., 
Political Collector Publications, and Professor Dale Wagner were willing to offer discounts 
on quantity purchases. Other chapters may wish to explore this possibility. The chapter T s 
former President, Nelson Chubb was appointed to meet with the Illinois Bicentennial 
Commission to determine the possibility of the chapter T s providing an exhibit for use during 
the bicentennial celebration. Chapter officers are Leroy Blommaert, President, Bob Rouse, 
Vice President, Geary Vlk, Corresponding Secretary, and Dave Castaldi, Financial Secretary. 

Colorado 

At the chapter T s meeting Saturday, December 8th at the home of Lois Rathbone, Denver, Earl 
Dodge, National Secretary of the Prohibition Party, will speak on the Prohibition Party. 
The chapter meets 4 times a year and usually has 15-20 members in attendance. Chapter 
officers are Pearl Alperstein, Chairman; Milt Clements, Vice-President; and Charlotte 
Lawless, Secretary-Treasurer. 

J. Doyle DeWitt — Connecticut 

The next meeting will be held January 26th and members are encouraged to bring an exhibit 
on their favorite candidate. At the October 6th meeting, Frank Corbeil led a discussion 
on collecting ethics and Ed Gumprecht conducted a quiz on little, known facts about presi- 
dents. Chapter officers are Ed Gumprecht, President; Bill Prescott, Secretary; Richard 
Maxon, Treasurer; and Gertrude Adkins and Harry Mazadoorian, Directors. The big Annual 
Regional Meeting will be held this year at the usual spot, - the Holiday Inn, Meriden, 
Connecticut on May 3 and 4. Plan to be with us. 

Empire (Upper New York State) 

Agnes Gay, Secretary, reports that the chapter is contemplating a 2 day meeting next spring. 
At the October 6th meeting in Auburn a short talk was given on Harriet Tubman and her work 
in connection with the Abolitionist movement. The talk was given by the curator of the 
Tubman House in Auburn. New officers were elected: Willard Smith; President, Kenneth Eaton 
Vice-President; Agnes Gay, Secretary; and Howard Thomas, Treasurer. 



The newly approved chapter T s third meeting was held on November 10th at the University of 
South Florida in Tampa with 10-15 persons present. A spring meeting is planned for Miami. 
The club is discussing the possibility of forming a collection of Florida state and local 
items which it hopes can be housed in the state library or statehouse. Chapter officers 
are Cecil Currey, President and Don Lacey, Secretary-Treasurer. 



Primary Method of Financing 
Annual Dues 

Meeting Registration Fee 
None (everything donated) 
Auction 
Unknown 



Number of Chapters 



10 
4 
3 
1 
1 



Florida 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 28 - WINTER 1973 



APIC CHAPTER NEWS (cont'd.) 



Gateway to the West (St. Louis) 

The December 7th meeting will be Tom Eagleton night, and all are aksed to bring their 
Eagleton displays. Chapter meetings are held on the first Fridays of February, May, 
l \=>_~ September, and December. Club officers are Leonard Hyman, President; Bob Levine, Secre- 
tary-Treasurer; George McGrath, Vice President; and Stephen Briggs, Sergeant at Arms. 

Gulf -Texas 

The new Gulf -Texas chapter held its first meeting in September with 16 members present. 
A January meeting is planned and the club hopes to host a regional meeting in late spring. 
The chapter does not yet have officers, but Norm Loewenstern and Eileen Elfant have been 
key organizers. 

Iowa 

The recently approved Iowa chapter has not yet held its first meeting because of organizer 
Mike Treinen's recent move. Mike's new address is 641 48th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50312 
(phone: 515-255-5138). 

Lewis and Clark (Oregon) 

The chapter holds quarterly meetings. There are usually 10-15 members in attendance. Club 

officers are Steve Bibler, President; Steve O'Harra, Treasurer; John Stewart, Secretary; 
and Vic Miller, Alternate Secretary. 

Metropolitan New York 

Approximately thirty attended the October 4th meeting. Leon Weisel spoke on the collecting 
of political glassware. One of Leon's main points was that while there are some very rare 
glass pieces, political glassware is extremely interesting and available at reasonable 
prices. The chapter does not have officers, but Ed Potter serves as program chairman. 
Chapter meetings are scheduled for December 6th and 7th. 

Michigan 

The Great Lakes Region Meeting, sponsored by the chapter, was held on November 16-17, 1973 
in Lansing, Michigan. The successful meeting, which included a luncheon, brought together 
50 collectors (36 from Michigan, 6 from Indiana, 4 from Illinois, and 4 from Ohio). Un- 
fortunately chapter President, Ed Puis, missed the meeting because of illness. Jerry Roe 
reports that the chapter plans to establish liaison with the Michigan Bicentennial Com- 
mission with the goal of providing political exhibits. The next chapter meeting is tenta- 
tively planned for March in the Detroit area. Chapter officers are Ed Puis, President, 
Herb Sayre, Vice President; and Jerry Roe, Secretary-Treasurer. 

Mid -Atlantic 

On September 15, 1973, the chapter met at the Holiday Inn in Bordentown, New Jersey, (Not 
Pennsylvania as previously listed) . The fine gathering included APICers from as far away 
as Virginia and up-state New York. Two vigorous bourse sessions, a lively auction, and 
a bonanza raffle were held. Ed Stahl won first prize and Ray Huber's son won second prize. 
Next year's first two meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn in Bordentown on January 19th 
and March 23rd. Chapter officers are Gary Lundquist, President; Jeannine Coup, Secretary- 
Treasurer; and Ed Stahl, Vice-President and Meeting Chairman. 

Montana 

A Montana chapter has recently been approved, but there is no word as to whether the group 
has held its first meeting. For those who are interested, Duayne Roe is the man to contact. 

Nation's Capitol 

The Washington, D. C. chapter selected its new name at its October 21st meeting, with 40 
persons in attendance. The chapter was formerly called the Mid-Atlantic Chapter but lost 
the name to another recently approved APIC group. In a joking aside to our national pres- 
ident, Larry Krug, Bob Fratkin reports that before the chapter chose its new name it voted 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 29 - WINTER 1973 



unanimously against calling itself the Greater Illinois Chapter. The recent meeting also 
featured a display of 1948 items, an educational meeting in which newer collectors asked 
questions, and an auction of items donated by members to aid in the financing of the club. 
New officers were elected: Bob Fratkin, Chairman; Gary Hong, Treasurer; and Charles Siegel, 
Secretary. .^J. 

Northern California 

The next chapter meeting will be held on December 2, 1973, at Stanford University. The 
chapter* s officers are John Larsen, President; Rex Stark, Vice-President; and Bill 
Shireman, Secretary. 

Ohio 

A meeting is planned for spring, although the date has not yet been selected. Al Anderson 
reports that Ohio is interested in establishing a chapter consisting of APIC members from 
Indiana, and Ohio. Chapter officers are Al Anderson, President and Wayne Hardman, Vice- 
President, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Southern California 

Because it is hosting the national convention next August, the chapter will hold only one 
meeting between now and then. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 3rd, 
in the Westchester section of Los Angeles. A large meeting (120 persons in attendance!) 
was held in San Diego on October 14th. Planning for the National Convention was the main 
topic of business, but the swap session was also quite gratifying. One chapter member re- 
ported picking up 2 Grant ferrotypes and a Cleveland mechanical chair at the meeting. If 
this is the kind of material which we can look forward to next August, attendance from East 
of the Rockies should be quite high at the National Convention. 

Texas 

The Texas chapter meets once a year. Chapter officers are Louis Buck, President, and John 
B. Sheppard, Secretary. 

Wisconsin 

The chapter holds semi-annual meetings on the first Sundays of April and October. The 
meeting planned for April 7, 1974, will be held in Horicon, Wise. 

In addition to these 19 active chapters, two additional are on the way to becoming chapters. 
A new England group, which has met 3 times in the Boston Area, has decided to call itself the 
Minute Man Chapter. Its most recent meeting was held on October 13th and featured films 
on the 1960 campaign and JFK's 1000 days which were borrowed from the Kennedy Library. The 
next Minute Man meeting is tentatively scheduled for January according to the group's or- 
ganizer, Ben Corning. A South-Eastern group serving APIC members in Georgia, North Carolina, 
South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi plans to hold an organization meeting 
in the Atlanta area on either January 19th or 20th. The prospective chapter's organizer, 
Vern Houston, has sent out 75 letters to political collectors in these states. Good luck! 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page 30 - WINTER 1973 



Tic SuAVtOAy* Co\tU* 

by Donald B. Coney. #202 

1974 DUES ARE NOW PAYABLE — WE URGE ALL TO FORWARD THEIR 
PAYMENT NOW. PLEASE USE THE ENVELOPE PROVIDED, COMPLETING 
THE INFORMATION FOR THE 1974 ROSTER. THANK YOU! ! !!!!!! 1 ! ! 

Last year the roster book was mailed in May and there were many com- 
plaints and inquiries. Had the roster been mailed on schedule only 
about half of the members would have been included, as so many had 
to be reminded...-, send your dues now, so the 1974 roster can be sent 
in late March. It's not up to us, but to you. 

CHANGES OF ADDRESS 
3285 - Sam P. Appleby, P. 0. Box 635, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 
2902 - Franklin J. Bouvy, 1520 N. Gulley Rd. , Dearborn, Michigan 48128 

1183 - David L. Castaldi, 430 Susan Lane, Deerfield, Illinois 60015 
2761 - Jeffrey S. Darman, 2737 Devonshire Place, Washington, D. C. 20008 

2763 - Robert D. Deane, P. 0. Box 29 - North Street, Blandford, Massachusetts 01008 
3216 - Whitney De Young, 11540 National Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90064 
1834 - Tom W. French, Box 80816, San Diego, California 92138 
3068 - Bill Heaney, 624 N. 2nd Avenue, W. , Duluth, Minnesota 55806 
2661 - Alfred D. Hoch, 225 Willow Avenue, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 
3324 - Richard A. Klein, 759 Burr Oak Lane, Park Forest South, Illinois 60466 
3313 - Roger C. Lamoureux, 306 Division Street, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818 
2319 - Robert J. Levine, Route #2 - Box 189A, White Hall, Maryland 21161 
834 - Jeffrey L. Nelson, P. 0. Box 3419, York, Pennsylvania 17402 

1184 - Victor C. Nelson, P. 0. Box 3419, York, Pennsylvania 17402 
2283 - Harry C. Oechsler, 350 Elliott Place, Paramus, New Jersey 07652 
1694 - Frank S. Palen, Route 1, Collins, New York 14034 

2414 - Beth B. Savino, 75 Canterbury Court, Toledo, Ohio 43606 

723 - Herbert J. Sayre, 4552 Fifteen Mile Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48077 
3227 - Kenneth D. Schwartz, R. R. #1, Parkersburg, Illinois 62452 
1870 - Richard H. Sherman, 43 Hunter Drive, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107 
2094 - Matthew R. Silverman, 77 Marland Road S., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906 
2913 - James W. Spurlock, 4630 E. Thomas Road - Apt. B-ll, Phoenix, Arizona 48018 
3136 - Glenn H. Thornhill, 8401 Sylvia Avenue, Northridge, California 91406 
2336 - Robert A. Van Alstyne, 10 Little Briggins Circle, Fairport, N. Y. 14450 
2857 - Benjamin C. Ward, Box //l, Wallins Creek, Kentucky 40873 
2100 - Carl T. Wirth, 820 "G" Street, David City, Nebraska 68632 
1718 - Cameron B. Zwern, 10255 Limerick Street, Chatsworth, California 91311 

REJOINED 

832 - R. Craig Dougan, M. D. , 3170 S. W. Baylor, Tigard, Oregon 97223 

M. D. , 2-c-i-l-q-z, (702) 620-2135 
2206 - John J. Ford, Jr., P. 0. Box 33, Rockville Centre, New York 11571 

numismatist, 3-c-d-h-f erros-Washingtonia-q-u, (516) RO 4-7871 
2599 - Gerald W. Sears, 309 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90401 

mail order-wholesaler, 3-c-d-i-l-m-q-v-w, (213) 393-2052, (213) 451-4884 

IHE APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP listed on the next pages were received since the last 
publication. Should any member know of any good reason why an applicant should not be 
admitted to membership in the APIC, please send such objection in writing to the 
Secretary-Treasurer so an investigation may be made and a decision reached by the Execu- 
tive Board. If there are no objections filed prior to Jan. 31, 1974, the applicants 
will become members on that date. Notice will appear in the KEYNOTER following this 
date, and the 'A' after each membership number will be dropped. 



APIC KEYNOTER = Page SCI - WINTER 1973 



THE SECRETARY'S CORNER. CONTINUED . 
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP. 

3337A - Jeffery Griebel, 2320 Iowa Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803 

college student, (319) 323-3326, 1-c-i-l-q-u 
3338A - Mr. Joseph L. Wiley, 190 Goldsmith Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237 

student, (412) 486-3679, 1-c-h-l-q-z (Richard C. Fimble) 
3339A - Mr. James Kozicki, R. D. 3, Box 97, Flemington, New Jersey 08822 

student, (609) 782-2762, 1-c-i-l-q-z 
3340A - Gerald M. Kohler, R. R. 2, Box 322, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 

U.S. Air Force, (605) 343-0230, 2-c-i-m-r-z (Roy E. Kineen) 
3341A - Thomas B. Grier, R. R. 12, Box 350, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 

graduate student, (812) 339-1379, 2-c-h-l-q-u 
3342A - Jerome Aronberg, M.D. , 1469 Willow Brook, Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141 

physician, (314) 997-7726, (314) 367-6400, ext. 641, 2-c-h-m-q-z (Dr. Robin Powell) 
3343A - Thomas Evola, 6419 Hampton, St. Louis, Missouri 63109 

real estate, (314) 842-0110, (314) 351-5584, 3-c-i-l-q-z (Geo. R. McGrath) 
3344A - Robbie Watt, Route 3, Box 517, Golden, Colorado 80401 

student, (303) 277-0329, 1-c-i-l-q-u (Thomas D. Slater) 
3345A - Malcolm E. Vinot, 2477 Lark Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122 

sales executive, (504) 288-1803, (504) 822-4981, 3-c-i-m-s-z 
3346A - Richard S. Hebert, 410 South Seward Avenue, Auburn, New York 13021 

foreman, (315) 252-9363, (315) 252-9501, 2-c-i-l-q-u 
3347A - Lee C. Schmitt, 256-1/2 Lincoln Avenue, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338 

school counselor, (419) 946-8526, (419) 946-2746, 2-c-h-m-q-u (Mark D. Jacobs) 
3348A - Marc W. Galbraith, 91 Pennsylvania Avenue, South Portland, Maine 04106 

teacher, (207) 772-3198, 2-c-i-m-q-z (Jerry Kendall) 
3349A - John Robert Thompson, Box 814, Swainsboro, Georgia 30401 

lawyer, (912) 237-8001, (912) 237-7846, 2-c-h-l-q-u 
3350A - C. E. Aldrich, P. 0. Box 434, Alpine, New Jersey 07620 

accountant , 3-h-l-r-z 
3351A - William S. McKay, Jr., 450 Briar Place, Apt. 5-J, Chicago, Illinois 60657 

attorney, (312) 525-9318, (312) 786-7485, 2-c-i-l-q-u 
3352A - Mark Mendlow, 3206 Wakefield Road, Apt. D, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109 

social worker, (717) 545-8304, (717) 787-3700, 2-c-i-m-q-z (Kurt Zwikel) 
3353A - John A. Mayne, 6432 Weber Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63123 

retired, (314) 631-9297, 3-c-h-q-X 
3354A - Robert 0. Hultkrantz, 109 N. 9th Avenue East, Duluth, Minnesota 55805 

student, (218) 724-3083, 1-c-h-Wallace, Goldwater-l-q-z (Bill Heaney) 
3355A - Jon Coopersmith, 9201 Fox Meadow Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854 

student, (301) 365-2772, 1-c-i-l-q-z (Arthur E. Scott) 
3356A - Mrs. Hilde Evans, 1307 Ravinia Road, W. Lafayette, Indiana 47906 

real estate sales, (317) 463-3151, (317) 742-5096, 3-c-h-l-q-z 
3357A - Robert Ascher, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. #626, Beverly Hills, California 90211 

mgmt. consultant, (213) 469-4030, (213) 658-6054, 3-c-i-m-q-z (James B. Weling) 
3358A - Frank A. Adamo, Jr., 355 Bronx River Road, Yonkers, New York 10704 

H. S. teacher, (914) 237-3597, (914) 237-3415, 2-c-h-m-r-z 
3359A - Betty Begun, Museum Librarian, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, 

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90035 

librarian, (213) 746-0410, 3-h-l-u 
3360A - Lawrence Elman, P. 0. Box 415, Woodland Hills, California 91364 

teacher, 2-c-d-h-l-q-z (Joseph McGee) 
3361A - John M. Walsh, 3520 Laclede, //612E, St. Louis, Missouri 63103 

attorney, (314) 289-9541, 2-c-i-m-r-z (Leonard Hyman) 
3362A - James Reed, 266 Hartsdale Road, Rochester, New York 14622 

social worker, 3-c-h-m-q-u-w 
3363A - Todd Lanski, 11725 Hazelton, Detroit, Michigan 48239 

student, (313) 533-8196, 1-c-h-m-q-u (Randy Giles) 



APIC KEYNOTER - Page SC2 - WINTER 1973 



THE SECRETARY'S CORNER, continued . 
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP, continued . 

3364A - Keith N. Cantwell, 1209 Rebecca Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15221 

U.S. P.O., (412) 242-0623, 2-c-h-m-r-z 
3365A - Frank Stefano, Jr., 39 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 

training consultant, (212) UL 8-6223, 3-c-h-m-q-z 
3366A - Suzanne Pickell, 4510 Atwood Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806 

student, (219) 440-2894, 1-c-i-l-q-u (Mitch V. Harper) 
3367A - Jonathan Stern, 607 West End Avenue, Apt. 8A, New York, New York 10024 

student, (212) 787-2223, 1-c-i-m-posters-q-u (Tom Slater) 
3368A - Donald R. Mohler, 34 Bonds Drive, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 

GMCI, 933-1265, 3-c-i-l-q-z 
3369A - John M. Black, 4553 E. Illinois, Fresno, California 93702 

insurance sales, (209) 255-4316, (209) 233-0103, 2-c-i-posters-q-z (Joe McGee) 
3370A - Charles S. Sargent, 2904 Elba Street, Drayton Plains, Michigan 48020 

lumber foreman, 673-2056, 3-c-h-J. F. Kennedy only-i-r-z 
3371A - Mrs. W. W. Ten Eyck, 601 No. Belmont Drive, Charleston, W. Va. 25314 

homemaker, 3-c-h-m-q-z 
3372A - Robert G. Stahl, 12 Shady Lane, Bordentown, New Jersey 08505 

auto worker, (609) 298-2324, 3-c-i-l-q-z (Edward M. Stahl) 
3373A - Herman L. Kornmiller, 210 East Overlook Drive, Eastlake, Ohio 44094 

R.R. inspector, (216) 942-5296, 3-c-h-i-l-r-z (Minerva M. Miner) 
3374A - Robert T. Elliott, 7144 N. Olney Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 

district sales manager, (317) 255-3861, (317) 356-9991, 3-c-h-m-q-v 

(Charles Hunter) 

3375A - Larry D. McCoy, 5406 Danville Street, Springfield, Virginia 22151 

gov't, administrator, (202) 386-6411, 2-c-h-l-r-u (N. Whitman) 
3376A - Peter Kay, 3 White Birch Lane, Scarsdale, New York 10583 

student, (914) 723-1792, 1-c-i-m-q-u-v (Mrs. Robert Bettman) 
3377A - Richard H. O'Leary, Governor Dummer Acad., Byfield, Massachusetts 01922 

student, 1-c-i-m-u (Michael D. True) 
3378A - Kenneth W. Perdue, 5309 Pippin Lane, Richmond, Virginia 23234 

computer operator, (804) 276-0927, (804) 285-6348, 2-c-i-l-q-z (M. Clay Perdue) 
3379A - Robert Miller, 3221 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. , Washington, D. C. 20008 

law student, (202) 362-6838, 2-c-i-r-z (Robert Miller) 
3380A - James E. Tracy, 135 Albion Street, Denver, Colorado 80220 

elem. school principal, (303) 377-6666, (303) 722-4601, 3-c-i-m-q (Lois Rathbone) 
3381A - D. Paul McMahon, 116 Woodhollow Drive, W. Deptford, New Jersey 08066 

electrician, (609) 848-1922, 2-c-i-m-q-z (Ralph A. McMahon) 
3382A - Robert L. Whitehead, 2664 Filbert Street, San Francisco, California 94123 

vice president-ad agency, (415) 346-7372, (415) 391-2290, 3- c-h-m- inaugural 

items-q-u (0. L. Wallis) 
3383A - Karen Schneider, Helms Hill Road, Washingtonville , New York 10992 

student, (914) 496-6295, 1-c-h-m-q-z (Mrs. G. Walter Kibler) 
3384A - Cliff Weiss, 5527 Shoreview Drive, Palos Verdes, California 90274 

student, (213) 375-9570, 1-c-i-l-q-z (Joseph McGee) 
3385A - Kurt Meisel, Box 12A, R. R. 1, Amboy, Illinois 61310 

teacher, (815) 857-3547, 2-c-i-m-q-z (Patrick C. Lennahan) 
3386A - Jordan Wright, 1085 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10028 

student, (212) 534-2105, 1-c-i-l-r-z 
3387A - Douglas B. Lyons, 1380 1st Avenue, New York, New York 10021 

law student, (212) 879-1190, 2-c-i-m-s-u 
3388A - Bruce David Forbes, 201 Loetscher Place, B7, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 

Ph.D. student, (609) 452-1492, 2-c-i-m-r-z (Joyce Harrell) 
3389A - Kris Kinscherf , Jackson Avenue, Gladstone, New Jersey 07934 

student, (201) 234-0815, 1-c-i-l-q-u 
3390A - David F. Tudor, 224 Beechwood Drive, Westfield, Indiana 46074 

bureaucrat, (317) 896-2292, (317) 633-6440, 2-c-i-l-r-v (Richard M. Dellinger) 



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THE SECRETARY'S CORNER, continued . 
APPLICANTS FOR MEMBERSHIP, continued . 

3391A - Wally Huntington, 213 Ames Road, Hampden, Massachusetts 01036 

photographer, (413) 566-3665, (413) 566-8700, 3-d-h-l-q-u (Rich Maxson) 
3392A - G. Mark Harding, Jr., 5848 North Kenmore, Chicago, Illinois 60660 

detective agency, (312) 271-7227, FR 2-7360, 2-c-i-l-q-z (Mark D. Jacobs) 
339 3A - George R. Freeburger, 312 Kennard Avenue, Edgewood, Maryland 21040 

designer, (301) 676-2571, 2-c-i-m-watch fobs-r-z (Ralph Oborne) 
3394A - Michael A. Gerome, 2394 Mapleside Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44104 

salesman, (216) 231-8118, (216) 781-2292, 2-c-i-l-r-u-v (John Yerega) 
3395A - Gordon M. Thomas, 431 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D. C. 20003 

office of Sen. Sam Ervin, (202) 546-5469, (202) 225-3154, 2-c-i-l-q-u-v 
3396A - Ethan Finley, 2033 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 

stock clerk, (215) 732-3133, (215) 667-1550 ext. 297, 1-c-i-l-r-z (Joe McGee) 
3397A - Robert C. Taylor, 3920 Country Club Drive, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 

attorney, (501) 646-7794, (501) 782-6044, 3-c-i-l-q-u-v 
3398A - Richard H. Hall, 1187 E. Stewart Road, Midland, Michigan 48640 

research engineer, (517) 631-4832, (517) 636-5075, 3-c-i-m-q-u (Walter Jennings) 
3399A - John Michael Kretz, 521 East Washington, Napoleon, Ohio 43545 

teacher, (419) 592-2318, (419) 592-3641, 2-c-i-m-q-u (Donald Starkey) 
3400A - Shep Burr (Peter Shepard Burr II), 3706 Curtis Court, Chevy Chase, Md. 20015 

student, (301) 652-2057, 1-c-h-l-q-z (Robert Fratkin) 
3401A - Douglas R. Cope, 4141 Old Trace Road, Palo Alto, California 94306 

student, (415) 941-4381, 1-c-i-m-q-z (John Stanton) 
3402A - Alvin Relyea, Taylor, Wisconsin 54659 

farmer, (715) 662-2879, 3-c-i-l-r-z 
3403A - Paul G. Becher, 2436 North Sherman Boulevard, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210 

teacher, (414) 444-3525, 2-c-h-m-q-X (Mark D. Jacobs) 
3404A - Mark Browarsky, 669 Coleman Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44903 

(419) 522-4272, c-d-i-l-r-z (Steven Sidle) 
3405A - Thomas L. McMillan, 1242 East Sylvan Avenue, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911 

manpower specialist, (414) 731-5515, 2-c-h-m-q-X 
3406A - Robert Eardley, Jr., 471 Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19229 

student, (412) 761-9424, 2-c-h-m-q-u-v 
3407A - Jeff Daar, 13320 Chandler Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, California 91403 

student, (213) 789-5526, l-i-1972-l-q-u-v (David Hyman) 
3408A - Emet Biddies, P. 0. Box D, Arroyo Grande, California 93420 

lapidary-rock shop operator, (805) 489-1958, (805) 489-2470, 3-c-i-m-q-z 

(Charles B. Smith) 
3409A - Lewis N. Brown, Jr., 3 Walnut Street, Ramsey, New Jersey 07446 

teacher, (201) 327-8641, (201) 567-0103, 2-c-i-l-q-u (Eugene L. Meyer) 
3410A - C. Robert Phillips, 806 Cherokee Drive, Henderson, Kentucky 42420 

accountant, (502) 827-3007, (502) 826-9573, 3-c-h-m-q-z (Raymond G. Simons) 



YOUR 1974 DUES ARE DUE AND PAYABLE. PLEASE USE 
THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. 
YOUR PROMPT ATTENTION IS NEEDED AND APPRECIATED ! 
A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON TO YOU AND YOURS. 



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